Insurgency has depleted housing population in N/East — Official

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali, has lamented that the housing population in the North east which was about four million had been depleted by activities of insurgents. He said the action of insurgents over the years necessitated the construction of housing units to help address infrastructure deficit in Read More

‘Investments in real sector’ll reduce high cost of houses’

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Branch Manager of the Gtext Homes, a real estate firm, Mr Farouq Usman, has disclosed that more investments in the sector will reduce the high cost of houses as well as make houses available. To this end, he advised the federal and state governments to prioritise investment in the real estate sector to tackle the housing deficit in the Read More

VIDEO: Anguish as 21-storey building collapses on workers in Lagos, rescue operation on

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

Rescue operation is already underway following the collapse of a 21-storey building under construction at Musikiu Junction by Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Workers are trapped. The building was reportedly under construction when it went down at about 1:30 pm on Monday. The team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is present at the scene making efforts to rescue the Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

FIRS proposes road infrastructure funding scheme

October 26, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it is proposing the introduction of Road Infrastructure Tax in Nigeria, to make the informal sector contribute to building a modern society. Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Mamman Nami, disclosed this recently while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its National President, Chris Isiguzo, in his office, Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Ganduje approves N1.2bn for Warawa, Ungogo dual carriage way

October 11, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

. The Kano state Executive Council has approved an upward review of contract sum for the completion of five kilometre dual carriageway roads in Warawa and Ungogo local government areas of the state at the sum of N1, 280, 557, 088.41 billion. The contracts for the completion of the five kilometre dual carriageway roads in Warawa and Ungogo local government Read More

Breaking: 1 dead as building collapses in Abuja

October 6, 2021 Editor 0

A two storey building under construction in Abuja early Wednesday collapsed and killed one occupant. According to eyewitness, the collapsed building is located behind CITEC Estate along Airport road, Jabi. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idris, said the sad incident occurred by around 1am. Details loading…

NEDC flags-off construction of 500 housing units in Adamawa for IDPs

September 22, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

In fulfillment of its core mandate which includes among others rebuilding of infrastructures destroyed by the insurgency in the North-east and restoration of socio-economic activities, the North East development commission ((NEDC) has flagged up the constructions of 500 housing estates in Adamawa. The commission has also flagged up the distribution of foods and non-food items to IDPs.  It also handed Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Algeria plans huge gas transportation infrastructure with Nigeria

September 15, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s gas supply to markets in Europe is generating interests as key countries in North Africa are seeking Investment partnership in that regard. Algiers had cut ties with regional rival Morocco last month, accusing Rabat of “hostile actions” toward Algeria, including stirring up dissent in Kabylie. However, the December pact Rabat signed with Israel is seen as even more threatening, Read More

Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

NPA affirms commitment to actualisation of Bonny Deep Seaport

September 12, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko has affirmed the commitment of the agency to provide all necessary enabling environment for the speedy actualization of the construction of a green-field deep seaport at Finima, Bonny Island in Rivers State.  The multi-billion Naira project he stated will not only benefit the Niger Delta region but will Read More

Buni assures on completion of all ongoing projects

September 11, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, Friday inspected the ongoing 40km Gujba-Ngalda road awarded under the Multi-Sectorial Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) in Yobe state. The governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insurgency attacks on the company handling the project, Read More

We’ve constructed, commissioned over 350 injection substations since inception – NDPHC

September 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, Friday, disclosed that the company has constructed and commissioned over 350 injection substations with a combined capacity of about 3540MW across  the country.  In addition, Oyedele stated that the company since its inception in 2004 till date has also constructed a total of 18 substations. He spoke in Read More

Kaduna urban renewal: ‘Road component to ease traffic congestion, connect towns’

September 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The road component of the Kaduna Urban Renewal Programme is aimed at opening up the state metropolises, ease traffic and connect different parts of the towns, Managing Director, Kaduna State Roads Agency (KADRA), Engr Mohammed Lawal Magaji has said. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Engr Magaji noted that all the selected roads that are being dualised or upgraded within Kaduna Read More

Fashola extends Lagos-Ibadan expressway vacation deadline

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has extended the Right of Way (RoW) evacuation deadline for mechanics operating under Berger/Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to November 30. Fashola extended the ultimatum during the inspection of the bridge last Thursday in Lagos. He lamented that the technicians, operating under the auspices of the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association, (NATA), Ojodu Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Kano – Kaduna rail line will be completed in 18 months – CCECC

August 27, 2021 Aliyu Askira 0

Management of China Civil Engineering and Construction Cooperation (CCECC) has said the Kano – Kaduna rail line project will be completed before its deadline of 18 months. The personnel manager of the company, Muhammad Kabir, said with the level at which land clearing is at the moment, the project will be completed before the scheduled time. He also said they Read More

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Sokoto to commence varsity medical sciences college with N2.5bn ASR grant

August 26, 2021 Agi Onda 0

  The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) – a brainchild of industrialist, philanthropist and founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Wednesday presented a N2.5 billion Tertiary Health Infrastructure grant to Sokoto state government for the construction of the College of Medical Sciences at the Sokoto State University. This grant presented during a ceremony at the Sokoto State Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Kwara gets UBEC’s ‘smart’ school

August 22, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Universal Basic Education Board has approved the location of one of its smart schools in Kwara state. UBEC had earlier approved the construction of the first set of the smart schools in 2019 in 20 states but Kwara was not considered because of its pariah status between 2013 and 2019. Designed to offer 21st century education, the ‘smart school’ would comprise Read More

Nigeria has the highest number of dams – Minister

August 19, 2021 John Oba 0

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has revealed that with a total of 408 Dams consisting of 142 Large Dams, 59 Medium Dams and 207 Small Dams, Nigeria has the highest number of dams in Africa. Adamu disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the launching of the Compendium and Digital Map of Dams in Nigeria, Compendium of Read More